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Application Guide

Application Guide

Application Guide for External Candidates


Within the application guide, you will find information to assist you when searching for jobs, creating an account (as an external candidate), and setting up a profile/applying for a job. Outlined below is a high level overview of the process.

For more information, view a detailed step-by-step application guide.

For a full simulation of how to apply to jobs on the Careers.Ohio.Gov website, use the link here: Application Guide

For a screen reader friendly simulation of how to apply to jobs on the Careers.Ohio.Gov website, use the link here: Application Guide

Search for Jobs:

You can search by keyword, location, or organization. 

To filter postings, make your selection(s) in the filter options on the left-hand side. Selections made within the search criteria will appear under each search box.  The number next to each criterion indicates the number of postings that fall within that search criterion.

Click a position title to view the job duties, minimum qualifications, and any additional requirements or information


Click the Apply button. 


Read the Privacy Agreement and, if you agree, click I Accept.


Create an Account:


If you already created a user account, you can login to make changes to your profile. Otherwise, click the New User link, and enter your new account information. 


password must meet all the following requirements:

  • It must contain between 6 and 32 characters.
  • It must contain at least 1 letter.
  • It must contain at least 1 numeric character.
  • It must not contain more than 2 identical consecutive characters.
  • It must not contain your username.


Be sure to enter information in all required fields.


Click Register. (Keep a record of your username and password.)


If you have an existing account, you cannot use the same email address again to create a new account. The email value must be unique.


(Note: You may use the email associated with your account as your username)


Set up Profile/Apply for a Job:

To apply for a job:

Your progress and current step in the process is displayed. In the example below, the Resume Parsing step is in progress:

Optional: Resume Parsing will allow you to submit personal and professional information by uploading a resume. The system will automatically extract the relevant information included in the resume and fill out part of the online submission.


Complete all relevant information. Fields marked with a red asterisk are required in order to proceed. 


For each step, the buttons on the bottom allow you to save and continue.

Review each section. If there is an error, you will not be able to proceed to the next section of the application until the error is corrected.


Upload any attachments, such as a resume, cover letter, or transcripts. The supported file formats are doc, docx, txt, pdf, jpg, and png.


On the Review and Submit page, click Submit.


A “Process completed” message confirms that you have applied for the job.  You will receive an email confirmation.